High-Resolution Audio Recorder
The two-channel 722 is
a powerful file-based digital audio recorder. The super-compact device
records and plays back audio to internal hard drive, CompactFlash cards, or
external FireWire drives. It records and plays uncompressed PCM audio at 16
or 24 bits with sample rates between 32 kHz and 192 kHz. Compressed (MP3)
audio recording and lossless FLAC recording are also supported.
The 722 implements a
no-compromise audio path that includes Sound Devices' next generation
microphone preamplifiers. Designed specifically for high bandwidth, high bit
rate digital recording, these preamps set a new standard for frequency
response linearity, low distortion performance, and low noise.
No other recorder on
the market matches its size or feature set. In addition, its learning curve
is quite short—powerful does not mean complicated. While the 722 is a very
capable recorder by itself, it truly excels when used in conjunction with an
outboard audio mixer such as Sound Devices' own 442 or 302.
Its two internal
drives (hard drive and Compact Flash) are highly reliable, industry
standard, and easily obtainable. The removable, rechargeable battery is a
standard Sony-compatible Li-ion camcorder cell. The 722 interconnects with
Windows and Mac OS computers for convenient data transfer and backup.